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Scalia's last moments on a Texas ranch, quail hunting to being found in 'perfect repose'

Scalia's last moments on a Texas ranch, quail hunting to being found in 'perfect repose'

When Texas millionaire John Poindexter invited Justice Antonin Scalia to his remote ranch near the Mexican border, it was for a private party with about 35 other guests, a weekend of hunting and sightseeing on his painstakingly restored and cultivated 30,000-acre spread.

But when Scalia, 79, failed to appear for a morning excursion at 8 a.m. Saturday, Poindexter became concerned and went to his room, which has its own outdoor fire pit and a wall of windows overlooking the 22-room adobe ranch hotel, a lake and surrounding peaks of the Chinati Mountains.

“I had not seen him, and everyone else was up. I knocked loudly, Poindexter said. But Scalia was in a large room, the...

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